Luc Deleu & T.O.P. office: Future Plans 1970-2020 (available very soon)
Peter Swinnen, Anne Judong (Eds.) Graphic design Kim Beirnaert
Since its inception, T.O.P. office has boosted architecture as an uncompromising social tool to persistently question the terrestrial scale and the delicate balance with mankind. Whichever way you turn it, Earth – the orb – is the undeniable alpha and omega for any future stance, action or intervention. An insight Luc Deleu & T.O.P. office have never failed to underscore – or challenge.
Armed with an unsparing but humorous logic, a firm belief in the freedom of the individual, and a persistent commitment to ecology, T.O.P. office continues to hold up a mirror to society. Always unsolicited. Simply because they have to.
For this publication, editors Peter Swinnen and Anne Judong were given unlimited access to the archives of T.O.P. office. The title is also the filter through which to examine the living archive. Which projects – whether conceived in the 1970s or 2000s – retain the intelligent promise of a future plan? And how can they enlighten designers, architects, urban planners, ecologists, cultural workers, administrations and policymakers of today and tomorrow? A future plan in itself.
Authors: Raymond Balau, Thierry Berlemont, Flor Bex, Guillaume Bijl, Gideon Boie,Wim Cuyvers, Bart De Baere, Lieven De Boeck, Sofie De Caigny, Lieven De Cauter, Anny De Decker, Xaveer De Geyter, Lucas De Pauw, Isabelle De Smet, Luc Deleu, Filip Francis, Charlotte Geldof, Pieterjan Gijs, Pieterjan Ginckels, Wim Goossens, Arnaud Hendrickx, Hilde Heynen, Dirk Jaspaert, Anne Judong, John Körmeling, Rudi Laermans, Cédric Libert, Ulrike Lindmayr, André Loeckx, Johan Pas, Tine Poot, Paul Robbrecht, Sofie Ruysseveldt, Lara Schrijver, Peter Swinnen, Maarten Van Acker, Philippe Van Cauteren, Steven Van den Bergh, Maarten Van Den Driessche, Christophe Van Gerrewey, Hein Van Haaren, Paul Vermeulen, Bart Verschaffel, Marleen Wynants
Design: Kim Beirnaert – Translation and final editing: Patrick Lennon.